March 29, 2016: The United States has agreed to fund the multi-million-dollar project to install an electronic security surveillance system on Tunisia-Libyan border. The wall that Tunisia is erecting is set to keep off ISIS terrorists that have found haven in the neighboring Libya.
US Diplomatic mission to Tunisia said that the she would disburse the first installment of the $24.9 million project to strengthen the security along the frontier.
The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) awarded the contract to American construction group BTP and consulting and engineering firm AECOM.
The project will include installation of an integrated surveillance system using sensors and regular security equipment as well training Tunisian personnel on how to use the system
The project will robust the already built 200km barrier that stretches about half through the entire length of the border with Libya.
The security wall/barrier was building following a series of attacks on holidaymakers in 2015 by t ISIS, the attacks are believed to have been planned in Libya.